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Md. leaders hope drug board sets the bar for the nation

Maryland lawmakers, elected officials and advocates praised the novelty of a new law to create a board to review the prices of high-cost prescription drugs, even as the earliest possible action it could take on prices is 2021. The law ...

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Md. prescription drug bill filled with compromises

Sometimes compromise means recognizing things could have gone worse. That seems to be the view of advocates of measures aimed at controlling what Marylanders pay for their medication. Legislation introduced in January would have created a board to set upper ...

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Md. House committee waters down prescription drug bill

The advancement Friday of a watered-down prescription drug bill in the Maryland General Assembly demonstrated the difficulties of passing state legislation that could help meaningfully reduce prescription drug prices. Maryland lawmakers continue to make clear their interest in easing the ...

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Md. lawmakers question legality of prescription drug bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would make Maryland the first state in the nation to regulate rising prescription drug prices was heard by legislators Wednesday, a month after the courts killed a Maryland law regulating generic drug prices. The death of ...

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Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019

Maryland legislators in the 2019 General Assembly session will consider several measures aimed at reducing health care costs and protecting the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, but it appears unlikely they will focus on a long-term plan to stabilize the ...

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Baltimore sues drugmaker as pharmaceutical spending rises

Frustration over the rising cost of prescription drugs may be reaching a tipping point for Maryland stakeholders. Last week, Baltimore, which runs a self-funded health plan for its employees, filed a federal lawsuit alleging a pharmaceutical company had engaged in ...

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Md. prescription drug price bill poses threat, industry warns

ANNAPOLIS — Drug manufacturers warned legislators Wednesday that a proposal aimed at keeping prescription drug prices low could harm Maryland’s biotechnology industry. The legislation would create a commission to review drug prices in Maryland, but that could decrease outside investment ...

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Md. lawmakers unveil prescription drug-price legislation

ANNAPOLIS – Looking to curtail high prescription drug prices, Maryland lawmakers announced legislation Tuesday that would require transparency for price increases, create a state commission to review drug prices and eliminate the so-called “gag rule” for pharmacy benefit managers. The ...

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